Hobbycraft Half Terms!

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February half term is fast approaching and so has the snow. It is bitterly cold outside and most of us once the novelty of the white, fluffy stuff has subsided will want to hibernate inside wherever possible. Half term and hibernation… hmm that could go either way, especially if you aren’t prepared, which I have had my fair share of being less then wanting in the imagination front. That won’t be happening again!

In the run up to half terms or holidays I start to peruse craft shops online (we live in the middle of nowhere Sigh). I suppose actually this is probably more safe purse wise then if I were to actually enter a craft establishment. This can be beautifully illustrated in a recent event of taking part in an evenings lampshade making course with some other ladies. Once completing the evening some were buying some extra kits to take home. After saying I would absolutely not be buying any thing else, I ended up coming home with two additional kits. I get awful craft envy…

Anyway, I digress. We have put together some Hobbycraft items that we have our eyes on for the February half term and we thought that some may catch the eyes of some of you lovely readers. There is a real variety of items from really cool STEM activity packs, to crafting packs to easy books that your Little Feet can take away to have some ‘quiet time’. Win!

Weird Science Sensory Slime Kit, RRP £5

Galt Rainbow Lab, RRP £12

Make it real Terrarium Jewellery, RRP£6

Junior Paint by numbers mermaid, rrp£5

Kids easel and paint bundle, rrp £25

Love Colour-in canvas, rrp £4.50

make it real woven wall hanging, rrp £15

Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals, rrp £5.99

Slime Making Bundle, rrp £13

Crayola Unicreatures Colour Wonder, rrp £7

The Usborne Book of Drawing Doodling and Colouring animals, Flowers, Patterns, and other things, rrp £9.99

Vertical Funky Studio, rrp £7.50

3D Wooden Unicorn Head Puzzle, rrp £4.50

My Living World Bug Safari Kit, rrp £10

Create Your Own Crystals Science Set, rrp £15

Colour In Cardboard Rocket Playhouse 88cm, rrp £17

My Living World Worm Kit, rrp £15

My Living World Pocket Microscope Kit, rrp £12

Giant Box of Craft 1000 Pieces. rrp £5

Technokit Stunt Buggy, rrp £5

Disclaimer: This post is affiliate linked, this in no way means if you click through and buy any items attached that you pay more. It simply means that I get a little commission which helps me continue to run this blog!

Code goes live on 7th Feb

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Superhero-ing; Capes and Masks

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At the beginning of Summer I did a DIY Superhero Party post for Supersimpleonline.com . I regularly contribute to their website and I was asked to come up with a party craft. So DIY capes for a Superhero birthday party was born. As you can see from the photo it was miserable work and I hated every minute of it. HA!

To find out more about how to make the capes and what to buy to use on them click the embedded link above. 

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As part of this piece I created a Superhero Name Generator. It was a logical step if you ask me. Every superhero requires a name and sometimes making one up can be tricky. So this way it is out of your hands as it is made for you! You can find the generator at the end of the post on Super Simple so keep reading to the end of that post.

What is really cool about this is that the employees at Super Simple have gotten really involved and let their imaginations run away with them! In fact some of the animators created their own animations of their Superhero names. How cool is that? Moreover, they are doing a competition on Facebook! All you have to do is go on to the Super Simple Facebook group and keep an eye out for their competition today, follow their instructions and you get entered into a draw. The winner gets their OWN superhero animation created by the animator of their own Captain Monsterica! What an awesome prize that is! We'll be entering the Little Feet... oh who am I kidding, Daddy Big Feet and myself are both entering too! So keep an eye out for that! 

Below are some of my favourites that the animators at Super Simple created for their alter-ego superhero identities. 

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To match the capes we created some masks to go with them. You can find those through the link below.